My guests 1 and my servant girls consider 2 me a stranger; I am a foreigner 3 in their eyes.
lest strangers devour 1 your strength, 2 and your labor 3 benefit 4 another man’s house.
Let another 1 praise you, and not your own mouth; 2 someone else, 3 and not your own lips.
If she does not please 1 her master, who has designated her 2 for himself, then he must let her be redeemed. 3 He has no right 4 to sell her to a foreign nation, because he has dealt deceitfully 5 with her.
But his master said to him, “We should not stop at a foreign city where non-Israelites live. 1 We will travel on to Gibeah.”
“On the day of the Lord’s sacrificial meal, I will punish the princes 1 and the king’s sons, and all who wear foreign styles of clothing. 2
you must select without fail 1 a king whom the Lord your God chooses. From among your fellow citizens 2 you must appoint a king – you may not designate a foreigner who is not one of your fellow Israelites. 3
Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why should you come with us? Go back and stay with the new 1 king, for you are a foreigner and an exile from your own country. 2
God gives a man riches, property, and wealth so that he lacks nothing that his heart 1 desires, 2 yet God does not enable 3 him to enjoy 4 the fruit of his labor 5 – instead, someone else 6 enjoys 7 it! 8 This is fruitless and a grave misfortune. 9